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When Fortune list give her assent
Fortune rules both high and low — a roundel in fourteen lines
Subjects: Fortune; roundels
Versification: — roundel



Manuscript Witnesses:
1.Source: Cambridge UK, Cambridge University Library Ff.1.6 [Findern MS], f. 53v
First Lines:
When fortune list yeue here assent
what is too deme þat may be doo…
Last Lines:
…Thus is my schort a viseament
As hyt comyth so lete it go
When ffortune
Facsimiles:
Beadle, Richard, and Alfred E. B. Owen. The Findern Manuscript: Cambridge University Library MS. F.1.6. London: Scolar Press, 1977.
Editions:
Ritson, Joseph, ed. Ancient Songs and Ballads from the Reign of King Henry the Second to the Revolution. 2 vols. London, 1829; re-ed. William Carew Hazlitt London, 1877: 1.129; 1877, 111.
Brown, Carleton Fairchild, ed. Religious Lyrics of the XVth Century. Oxford: Clarendon, 1939: 259-60.
Robbins, Rossell Hope. “The Burden in Carols.” Modern Language Notes 57 (1942): 16-22: 21.
Oliver, Raymond. Poems Without Names: The English Lyric 1200-1500. Berkeley, CA: University of California, 1970: 111-12.